Frequently Asked Questions
The Bioscience Program prepares graduates to work in Bioscience laboratories throughout the state in many different fields: genetics, agriculture, pharmaceutical research and development, microscopy, immunology, water treatment, and environmental research, just to name a few.
The program is a 2-year program assuming you can attend class full-time. There are 68 credit hours in the program. If you are attending class part-time, it will take longer than two years. It is important to meet with an advisor to set up an educational plan so that you take courses in the correct sequence and complete your coursework in the shortest amount of time.
Chemistry provides the foundation for Bioscience. The Chemistry curriculum at GTC is designed to help you be successful in the Bioscience Program. Chemistry requires a considerable amount of work outside of class. You will find that the Chemistry instructors will go the extra mile to help you be successful in Chemistry, and they provide additional study resources and a peer tutoring center to help students.
All of the Bioscience graduates who have wanted to find a job in the Bioscience field have been able to do so. They work at places that that make and package pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices; researching and developing new bioscience products; and working in non-clinical labs with specialized practices such as forensics, food quality measurements and DNA diagnostics.
On average $38,000/year
Most universities like, GGC, KSU, GSU and UGA will transfer all or the vast majority of your credits. Gwinnett Tech has an articulation agreement with Kennesaw State University (KSU/SPSU) allowing students to transfer all of their GTC credits. Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University have consolidated to form a new university as of 2015. Students from GTC can continue at KSU/SPSU as juniors and complete a BAT (Bachelors of Applied Technology) in Biotechnology in just two years. Currently, a grant is funding full tuition, books, and fees for all GTC Bioscience students who continue their education at KSU/SPSU in Biotechnology.
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We recommend the following courses for your first semester MATH 1111 (strongly recommended), BIOL/L1111, BSCI1111, ENGL1101.
ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, BIOL 1111, BIOL 1111L, BSCI 1111, BSCI 1211, BIOL 2117/L, FYS 1000, CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L.
Prior to admission into the bioscience technology associate of applied science degree program, students must successfully complete the following courses with a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 2.5 in these courses: ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, BIOL 1111, BIOL 1111L, BSCI 1111, BSCI 1211, BIOL 2117/L, FYS1000, CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L. Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants' transfer credit and/or testing results. It is the student's responsibility to notify the admissions office once pre-requisites have been completed.
No. Internship is an elective but highly recommended.